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I want to hire a pro to help with wordpress integration

#1
I run a popular website that uses wordpress. I want a developer to help complete the following tasks:

Install xenForo on our existing server or on an additional server. Ideally I would like to use another server, but I think this may complicate things too much. I'll discuss the details with you and we will do whatever you think is best.

Optimise our Server (NGINX) so Xenforo runs as efficiently as possible.

Integrate the forum into our existing wordpress site. We want to have a tab in our nav bar titled "forum". I know this can be achieved by simply creating a subdirectory called "forum" and installing xenforo there, but then there are issues with urls containing forum/forum. I see this site https://www.crazyengineers.com/community/ has managed to do exactly what I want without having the forum/forum/ or community/forum/ issue. I would like the same setup for our site.

Modify the theme to reflect the current wordpress theme we use. The header should be identical to our existing wordpress header. The theme will also need to be responsive. Overall it will be your job to make everything look seamless. I don't want the user experience to look disjointed. When they click on the forum tab it should appear to the user like they are visiting any other page on our website.

Please PM or respond here with your rates your portfolio of previous work as well as your time estimate for the job.
 

Claudio

Well-known member
#2
I see this site https://www.crazyengineers.com/community/ has managed to do exactly what I want without having the forum/forum/ or community/forum/ issue. I would like the same setup for our site.
He isn't using Wordpress, it seems he using this addon https://xenforo.com/community/resources/cta-featured-threads-portal.2599/
The forum is installed on root and changed the route of /forum to /community. If your Wordpress is installed on root it will have to moved to another folder if you want to have the same url structure as creazyengineers.

Feel free to start a conversation with me if you are interested in our services :)
 
#3
Hmm, could install the XenForo in /forum, but then use some .htaccess magic to remove it from the file path? Will this cause any issues?

Something along the lines of:

Options +FollowSymLinks -MultiViews
# Turn mod_rewrite on
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

RewriteRule ^forum/(.*)$ /$1 [L,NC,R]
 

Optic

Well-known member
#4
Hi @GreenflyM,

The site you're referencing is run by @TheBigK so perhaps he can offer further insight on his setup.

I remember a similar discussion was raised before, to try and get WP and XF in the same folder:
https://xenforo.com/community/threa...ro-be-installed-in-the-same-directory.121695/

Not trying to put a damper on things but I am almost certain though dynamically rewriting XF URLs like that will break XF's own rewrite rules for friendly URLs, as well as causing your sitemap URLs (/sitemap.php) to no longer match - plus you might be clashing with WP's own permalinks too.